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CSC offered resources in a virtual Biohackathon helping to develop new tools for COVID-19 analysis

More than 20 different projects and over 500 scientists, software developers and clinicians met in the online event from 5 to 11 April with a goal to improve the accessibility of COVID-19 data, protocols, analysis pipelines and provide dedicated compute resources to execute demanding data analysis tasks.

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The Genome Center Finland will serve as an expert on the use of genomic data

Genomic data will open up new opportunities for diagnostics and treatment of diseases. The Genome Center Finland will serve as an expert on the use of genomic data. Its task will to be to enhance the responsible use of genomic data in the promotion of human health and to administer the national genome database.

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Multifaceted nature of sensitive data allows for wide range of research

Sensitive data is any data that contains personal information, which can be used to directly identify a specific person. Sensitive data includes personal identity numbers, genetic data or spatial data. Human genetic data can be used to develop better drugs, prevent diseases and choose the best treatment, such as for cancer patients. Indeed, sensitive data is a very hot topic right now, because it has been found that it can be used in a variety of ways in different types of research.

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Working together towards a federated European Genome-phenome Archive for publishing and re-using sensitive research data

In January 2022, CSC as the Finnish ELIXIR Node, completed the first end-to-end test for the Federated EGA (Federated European Genome-phenome Archive): a major step towards sharing sensitive biomedical data via a network of European repositories.

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Towards digital identity wallets: with patience and through practical applications

Moving away from rigid digital identities towards solutions where the user can choose which attributes of their identity they want to share with whom seems to respond best to what is expected of electronic identity solutions nowadays. But how does this work, what does it mean and what’s CSC’s role in all this?

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Omikron-aallon huippu lähestyy - mitä SARS2-CoV -viruksesta tiedetään molekyylibiologian tasolla?

Koronapandemia on piinannut maailmaa jo kahden vuoden ajan. Tämän ja tulevien pandemioiden ehkäisyssä, hoidossa ja hallinnassa on syytä kerätä ja tutkia virusten molekyylibiologian tason dataa.

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Introducing CSC's content retention policy in Services for Research and Education

The volume of digital data is ever-growing, also in research. The owner of the content needs to be aware of legislative issues, understand the meaning of good data management practices and make plans for the data lifecycle. GDPR also sets requirements on data. Personal data must always be managed and deleted according to published plans and consents.

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